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Contact your legislator: repeal the Bathroom and Locker Room Law

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A year ago the Bathroom-Locker Room Law went into effect and many of the results we predicted have begun. On Christmas Eve of 2016, less than three months after it went into effect, a man entered a women’s room in a TJ Maxx store, and remained there for over a half an hour taking pictures […]

Mr. Beckwith Goes to Washington

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I’m down in D.C. at Family Research Council’s Values Voters Summit today and tomorrow.  President Trump will be speaking this morning and FRC has asked me to speak on a panel discussing pro-family work at the state level tomorrow afternoon.  You can watch the livestream of most of the speakers here. As you can imagine, […]

BREAKING: Feds issue new guidance on religious liberty

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Great news for religious liberty today!  The Department of Justice released a 25-page memo for all executive departments and agencies outlining federal protections for religious liberty.  In it, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the following powerful statement: “The free exercise of religion ‘is in its nature an unalienable right’ because the duty owed to one’s […]

This Thursday: Be a part of Bring Your Bible to School Day!

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When my younger son was in first grade, he came home and announced, very matter-of-factly, that “you can’t talk about God in school.” As you can imagine, he didn’t get that idea from me, and I quickly corrected him! Disturbingly, many teachers and school administrators don’t know what the law allows students to do or […]

Assisted Suicide Hearing on Beacon Hill a Success for Pro-lifers

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This week’s legislative hearing on physician-assisted suicide was one of the strongest pro-life showings I’ve seen on Beacon Hill. Working with a broad coalition of both local and national activists on this issue, MFI helped ensure that opposition to assisted suicide had a large presence at the hearing. Nearly a dozen doctors testified against the […]

Every life is worth fighting for: help stop assisted suicide in MA

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On Tuesday, I’ll be at the State House testifying against the imposition of Doctor Prescribed Suicide in Massachusetts. Two years ago, when this same noxious bill was being considered on Beacon Hill, I was introduced to the story of fellow Marine J.J. Hanson. He was diagnosed with the same aggressive form of brain cancer that […]

Fighting City Hall

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This past summer, MFI’s Michael King had the privilege of speaking at Camp Constitution, a local MA ministry working to enhance the understanding of our Judeo-Christian moral heritage. Last week, we learned that the City of Boston had denied an application by the camp to fly the Christian Flag on the City Hall Plaza flag […]

The first step to defunding Planned Parenthood in MA

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On the other end of the life spectrum, I’m happy to say that signature petitions for the MA Stop Taxpayer Funded Abortions ballot question are now available. If successful, this signature drive would put a question on the November 2018 ballot (alongside the bathroom bill repeal) to make taxpayer funded abortions no longer a “constitutional […]

Help us stop assisted suicide

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I know many of you were involved in the 2012 statewide ballot referendum on assisted suicide, and over 1.5 million of you and your neighbors voted successfully to protect the sanctity of life. Thanks to a broad coalition of churches and faith leaders, as well as members of the medical profession and disability community, we […]

Tour of the State House this Thursday

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I just spoke with Pastor Jehle this afternoon and let him know that I’ve heard from many of you that you’ll be joining him on Thursday for his State House tour. (This Thursday, August 17, meet us at the Bulfinch Pole in Ashburton Park at 9:45 a.m. for the 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. tour. There […]